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John Hartley and friends are looking for new players…

We would welcome a few recorder players to join us on Friday evenings 7.30pm to 8.30pm in Thackley, Bradford, West Yorkshire in our home for an hour’s recorder playing followed by a cup of tea.  Currently four of us meet most Fridays, but we would welcome expanding our group and playing more than just trios or quartets.  We are moderately competent at Handel, Giles Farnaby, Michael East, Henry Purcell and so on and so forth … and we wouldn’t mind trying new pieces with new friends.  Please contact John on 07811 915320.

(Added 18/3/2024)

Ms Rajkiran (Kiran) Barhey​​​​ is looking for new players:

“I am a very keen recorder (and flute) player looking to set up a new music group in my village of Iver, Buckinghamshire. It will be a friendly, relaxed and informal environment. Location to be decided depending on numbers but either my house or the local village hall. Meetings at the weekends, when convenient, likely Sunday. The village is accessible from London via the Elizabeth Line.

Particularly keen to meet other younger players (I’m 31) and I have an interest in early music (but keen to try anything). I have a diploma on the treble but am keen to play with anyone! Please do get in touch if you’re interested, even if you are unsure if it’s for you. My email address is

(added 16/02/2024)

The Camberwell Recorder Players are a friendly group of older musicians with an enthusiastic leader, playing consort music both old and new.

We are looking for new players of at least intermediate standard.  We meet at Southwark Pensioners Centre, based in Camberwell, South London, every Thursday from 11 to 12 o’clock. The charge is £5 a session.

If you are interested in joining us, please email or call Southwark Pensioners Centre on 020 7708 4556

(added 27/1/2024)

The Galloway Gremlins recorder group would welcome new members. We meet once a month (usually the first Saturday) near Castle Douglas to play a wide range of music under our director, Anne Martin. We would particularly welcome treble players, but all sizes are welcome – though descant players need to be able to play a larger instrument as well. Intermediate (G3+) standard.

For further information and sample music please contact Ian Johnston,

(added 31 July 2023)

Intermediate to Advanced players required for a new consort with performance opportunities!

Please contact Corinna via

(added 18/11/2022)

I am looking for players to form a small group to play consorts after work on a weekday.  Venue the fringe of the City (Old Street).  Room with good acoustic and space.  I have a wide range of music, and can provide 5 stands, which cuts the weight whilst commuting.

Good sight reading required and a preference for one to a part.  Envisage perhaps 60 – 90 minutes playing with meetings arranged on an ad hoc basis.  Tea and coffee available!

Nigel Fletcher


‘Belper Recorder Player’ (Derbyshire) was formed in 2014. We meet about twice each month, with tuition and musical direction from Verity Thompson.

We play a wide variety of music, mostly for our own pleasure, but give occasional performances.

The group is currently open to new members able to play alto/tenor/ bass or below at intermediate or improver standard. The ability to play more than one recorder would be very useful.

Please contact Hilary on for more details.

(updated 10/09/2021)

Last updated 18 March 2024